2019-2020 Editor-in-Chief Angele Latham stands on the MTSU seal wearing a graduation cap and boxing gloves.

Featured in the COVID-19 edition of Sidelines.  “Feminists are men-haters. They just want special treatment.”  “Environmentalists are all liberals.”  “They’re illegal aliens! They should go back where they came from.”  “English is America’s language—stop putting Spanish on products.”  “Was Obama even born here?”  “Stop asking for handouts. It’s not the government’s fault you’re poor.”  “Well …

Story by Nicole Alexander/ Contributing Writer As a Middle Tennessee State University freshman hoping to have a great “first-year experience,” the coronavirus threw my class, particularly those of us who live on campus, quite the curveball. Shortly after spring break, hundreds of students began vacating the residence halls. I elected to stay in my room …

a screenshot of the front page of Sidelines' COVID-19 print edition, showing Hanan Beyenne in Japan, and a chart of COVID-19 numbers,

Hello readers! With how crazy this semester has been, we at Sidelines were unable to provide you with your normal print editions: so we’ve come together with this semester’s final “print” edition as a special pdf format. Inside you will find stories about studying abroad amidst a pandemic, a student petition for a tuition refund, …

A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon in Murfreesboro, as reported on the Murfreesboro TN Police Department Facebook page. The crime occurred on NW Broad Street in front of the Dodge Store around 2:00 p.m., according to the post. The vehicle did not stop, and the identity of the victim is unknown at this …

Murfreesboro man Dustin Hughes was arrested and charged with arson, after a standoff with police early Tuesday morning and setting fire to a car Monday evening. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews were dispatched to a car fire Monday evening at the 1000 block of Jones Blvd, where heavy smoke and fire was coming from vehicle. …

On one unremarkable afternoon, in the middle of the seamless flow of days that the new socially-isolated status quo has brought all students, six students logged into a Zoom session. Contrary to most student’s video conferences, everyone actually looked very happy to be there. This was partially due to the fact that this wasn’t a …